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  • The basics: Sustainability was top of mind for architects of the new ambulatory care clinic at the University of Iowa Health Care facility in Coralville. The clinic addition matches the eco-friendly design of the overall medical campus, utilizing custom vertical sunshades and low-emissivity glass that offers light and comfort to occupants, without a dark exterior tint.The players: Architect,...
  • The basics: Salt Lake City’s 335,000-square-foot Public Safety Building features extensive glass that contributes to its status as the first public safety building designed as a net-zero energy building. The northwest-facing all-glass facade of the building features a serpentine glass curtain wall that slopes from one wing to the other. The glass complements the modern style of...
  • The basics: One of the most prominent features of the new three-story 70,000-square-foot Navitus Health Solutions office and call center building, located in Grand Chute, Wis., is its extensive use of glazing inside and out. The office building features an expansive glass façade as well as interior glass surrounding offices and conference rooms. The use of glazing and taller ceilings expresses...
  • The basics: The 18-story, 390,000-square-foot Rise at Northgate mixed-use residential property serving Texas A&M University students in College Station, Texas, features 1,000 energy efficient commercial aluminum windows and patio doors.In order to meet hard deadlines for the start of a new school year, the design team required fast, efficient installation of all the building products,...
  • The basics: The 78,000-square-foot Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania features an 18,000-square-foot custom glass façade overlooking the central courtyard. The artistic façade appears to be made of multiple layers of glazing due to the design team’s combination of five matching, but offset, acid-etched and silk-screened patterns within insulating glass...
  • The basics: The interior of the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex at the University of Texas is highlighted by coordinated channel glass and decorative architectural glass. Architects wanted to provide private spaces within the lab without compromising light distribution and the feeling of space. Channel glass in varying opacities and textures met the challenge.The players:...
  • The basics: The 52-story Chicago landmark building known as IBM Plaza, designed by Mies Van der Rohe, is now home to the luxury Langham Hotel. Architect Richmond Group's design challenge was creating a series of interiors in character with Langham’s traditional design sensibility, but set in a Mid-Century modern building.“We wanted to emphasize the extensive use of glass on the façade to deliver...
  • The basics: Chicago’s Columbia College recently underwent a major façade renovation replacing the existing 1950s-era early modernist curtain wall with an energy-efficient wall system that maintained the building’s history. Located across the street from Chicago's Grant Park and Lake Michigan, Columbia College's campus building at 618 S. Michigan is part of the cliffwall that forms the...
  • The basics: Located in the new mixed-use Suurstoffi development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland, the Novartis headquarters building features an iridescent glass façade, which produces a shimmering metal patchwork from the outside in and clear views from the inside out.“We searched for a material that would provide the aesthetic and functional benefits we needed without changing the building...
  • The basics: The LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas features high levels of daylighting and reduced energy use, in part from the 67-foot high lantern topping the building. The building’s central orientation point, Freedom Hall, is topped by the 50-by-50-foot glass and limestone lantern. The lantern enables daylight to flood the core of the building and appears...
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